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  1. Guacamole
  2. GUACAMOLE-1062

Connexion availability schedule

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.1.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: guacamole
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      We'd love to be able to specify, for a given connection or connection group, an hourly timeframe (eg. 2PM to 4PM) during which the connection may be used. A number of minutes before the end of the time slot, the user would receive a message of imminent disconnection. If the user stays connected, then at the end of the time slot the user is simply disconnected automatically.

      Our specific use case is to provide remote access to student labs during the present COVID-19 pandemic. These labs are to be used in the context of remote teaching. The challenge is that more than one group of teacher/students are to share the same lab and set of machines.

      We need to be able to manage the timeslots for which each users are able to access the machines, otherwise we worry that at the beginning of any given remote class, students from other groups may already be occupying a number of machines. We could do this by creating multiple connexion groups with different schedules, using the same hostnames/machines, and assign access to those connections accordingly.

      There's already the ability to limit access per user account, but this isn't ideal as it would prevent users from using any other connection (eg. to free-access labs without a class schedule) outside those limits.

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              Reporter:
              jcharaoui Jerome Charaoui
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